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Don't want ASK Web site. How can I delete?

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Installed an update for Firefox and got the ASK Web site for my browser. Don't want it. Want to go back to Yahoo.

Installed an update for Firefox and got the ASK Web site for my browser. Don't want it. Want to go back to Yahoo.

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Hi ekranz,

Are you saying your home page has been changed? If that is the case, it's pretty common. Sites like MSN, Yahoo, etc have been know to ask to become your homepage. You should take a look at the Knowledge Base article How to set the home page.

There are steps in that article to reset your homepage preferences to default. I would try that first to clear out any strangeness. If that works, you can try setting your homepage again to your personal preference.

If that doesn't work you should look at the article Preferences not saved.

Finally, your issue may be because you've been hit with some Malware.

Hopefully this helps!

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Hi ekranz,

Are you saying your home page has been changed? If that is the case, it's pretty common. Sites like MSN, Yahoo, etc have been know to ask to become your homepage. You should take a look at the Knowledge Base article How to set the home page.

There are steps in that article to reset your homepage preferences to default. I would try that first to clear out any strangeness. If that works, you can try setting your homepage again to your personal preference.

If that doesn't work you should look at the article Preferences not saved.

Finally, your issue may be because you've been hit with some Malware.

Hopefully this helps!

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  1. Remove Ask Toolbar (if you have it installed):
  2. Reset your home page (if the Ask search page is displayed when starting Firefox): http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/How+to+set+the+home+page
    • You can reset to the default by clicking "Restore to default" on Options > General > Startup > Home page. Be sure to set "When Firefox starts" to "Show my home page" on that same panel.
  3. Reset your Location Bar search engine (if typing a few words in the URL/Location Bar takes you to Ask search):
  4. If Ask is shown in your Search Bar and you want to remove it:


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